JAPN2406 Japanese 6

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the JPNSP Japanese Studies; JPNSI Japanese Studies major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit follows on from JAPN2405 Japanese 5 and provides further development of linguistic and cultural competency, including the ability to read general news articles from print and electronic media. While the unit covers the four linguistic skills, it has increased engagement with reading and analysing journalistic prose texts. It enhances students' effective communication skills, including the ability to read critically and to translate general academic and media language from Japanese to English, with the objective of meeting routine practical and social demands in the professional world in general. Successful completion of this unit brings students to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level (JLPTL) N3 or the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) Level 3.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) read and translate journalistic Japanese; (2) recognise appropriate circumstances for the use of formal and informal Japanese, and speak and write in an appropriate register; (3) understand spoken Japanese which incorporates different registers; (4) discuss in Japanese their ideas on contemporary social and cultural issues in Japan; (5) develop skills in undertaking research and expressing their findings in both spoken and written forms, while cultivating critical reading and translation skills; and (6) develop information literacy and management skills through a variety of media and search techniques including the use of a dictionary. Additionally, students refine generic skills such as understanding self and others, understanding of language in general, and critical analysis through learning to express their ideas and performing assigned tasks in the Japanese language.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class tests; (2) oral assessment; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Laura Dales
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
JAPN2405 Japanese 5
or
JAPN2205 Japanese Advanced I
Incompatibility:
JAPN2206 Japanese Advanced II
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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